"Evening Sun" as written by and Fabrizio Moretti Julian Casablancas....
They love you or they hate you
But they will never let you be
They'll thrill you or sedate you
But they will never let you see

In the evening sun
In the evening sun

Encourage and derange you
Watch you walking scared alone
Despite their reputation
Pleased to watch you dance alone

In the evening sun
In the evening sun

Go your separate way now
Someday you'll come back
And I'll be dreaming I was sun burnt
I don't wanna make your heart
And break you heart in two half's
Keep one half
And give one half to me
I like the sun
Miss the summer
Tell me what you do
Nothing will do

Oh act as they pretended
It seems as they will sometimes lie
Oh kids are always honest
Cos they don't think their ever gonna die
Oh your the pretty smartest captain of the team
I love you more than being seventeen

In the evening sun
In the evening sun
In the evening sun
In the evening sun


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"Evening Sun" as written by Julian Casablancas Fabrizio Moretti

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  • +4
    General Commentdefinately longing for someone he doesnt have
    someone beautiful obviously, such as evening suns are really pretty
    Juiceboxon January 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI, too enjoy the calmness of this track. I must say, though that it is rather naive of us to automatically think that anything that Julian writes is about Juliette. He is in essence a poet, and could really be talking about anyone, or no one. Anyway, since so many of the lyriccs have to do with the summer, and about being young, like 17 (17 is an oddly magic age, I think everyone loves being 17 in some way or another) so, perhaps from the perspecive of being a 17 year old guy. When he says that he loves her more than being 17, he, in his own little way is saying that he loves her more than anything, perhaps even more than himself, and his youth, and everythig else in his life at the time, and she is his best memory about being 17. anyway, to get to my point, this is a song about relfecting on and remembering a summer fling. They might meet again, they might not, but every time he sees the sun set in the evening, perhaps on a summer's night, he thinks about this special girl and about that special summer.
    ModKittenon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that "Evening Sun" is a metaphor for an affair (not necessarily a true story, but a story nonetheless). An 'evening sun' is essentially a paradox, because if you think about it, there is not really any sun in the evening apart from a sunset. In that way, I think that Julian is talking about some sort of romantic relationship that is coming to a close (perhaps a summer fling) and using the metaphor of a sunset to show how it's ending. The first stanza seems to suggest that the romance is between two teenagers, the boy talking about the girl having issues at school or with her friends, and he seems to offer her a kind of peace and kindness. When he says "go your separate way now, someday you'll come back and I'll be dreaming I was sunburned," it's pretty obvious that the 'sunburn' is extending on his metaphor, 'sunburned' meaning in the middle of the day, or in the middle of the romance/summer fling, what have you. The fact that he says "singers, they will sometimes lie," is perhaps alluding to himself (obviously, he is a singer) which could lead to a possibility that the romance was an affair of some sort.
    emmalynn13on July 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand one other quich thing. methinks the lyric is misquoted, it should be "I like the sum, miss the summer" I think that this is a reference to the previous lyric--"I don't want to break your heart, break your heat in two halves. Keep one half, and give one half to me" and then he likes the sum of the deal. He is trying to ensure that he will forever have one half of her heart, he wants to know that a part of her will always love him, because he is pretty sure that a part of him will wlays love her. kinda sweet
    ModKittenon February 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, sorry for thinking that the lyric was mis-quoted, I, too have the 'bookie' and just re-read it....I guess that it just sounds a little different, and yeah. And, I am not here to dispuet the Juliet theory--merely trying to bring form New Critical theory to the lyric, seeing as I think that Julian is one of the best lyricists out there right now, and also in many regards an example of a 21st century poet. I don't think that we need to make such blatant assumptions, and tha tmaybe we should look beyond that obvious for osmething deeper, or maybe even more interesting. I am not doubting Juliet's influence, nor aam I doubting the love that she and Julkian might have for one another---just in my English-major kind of way suggesting that we not take things at face value......
    ModKittenon February 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is probably the most musically advanced song I've heard Julian write. It's not necessarily my favorite...but the instrumental is just great, especially the interlude "Go your separate way now...Tell me what'd you do? Nothing? Me to." The bass, and the percussion really stand out to me.
    Audaciousmooseon April 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song is about how society is today. people either love you or hate you, but they'll bother at one time or another and stuff like that. the bridge seems to be about graduating and giving each other keepsakes to remember each other. i don't know it's just my guess
    dakucuruon May 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit's not about regina (definetly not, they never dated) or juliet. if you pay attention this song was written by jules and fab. fab wrote it about drew barrymore. it's about them dealing with being on the road and her back in hollywood.

    They love you or they hate you,
    But they won't ever let you be.
    -- about the paparazzi (sp?)
    oh_somedayon February 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"I love you more than being seventeen."
    :)
    sealegs5678on September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so...idk...calm..?i guess i love the damn thing its great...
    Strung Out Againon December 19, 2005   Link

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